Saturday, July 02, 2011
So my vacation to New Orleans was nice... I went with my mom for a long weekend. While I had fun, I also came to the conclusion that NO isn't really a "mom and me" kind of vacation place. We had a good time, but it's hard to enjoy Bourbon Street with your mom.
I came home from NO and found out that someone was in our house AGAIN. It kind of negated any kind of excitement I had about going away. I was so sad and depressed over it... I felt so stupid that I left the door unlocked, and I hate feeling like a sucker. Ugh.
A little bit ago, two guys from the neighborhood came over to talk about some stuff, and I am glad they did. I felt a little better knowing that someone else was looking out for us.
But ever since our house got broken into the *first* time, I haven't really felt like myself. I didn't want to go to the gym, I didn't care that I wasn't eating any fresh fruit or veggies, and I just didn't feel like doing anything. I felt unsafe in my own home. And on some level, I still feel unsafe in my home. I keep expecting to see someone looking in our back window or coming down to the front door. It's a really crappy feeling.
So yesterday I was a total lump, but today was a big step for me. I cleaned up the downstairs, threw some stuff away and organized like crazy, and I made it to the gym first thing in the morning. I can't remember the last time I felt like being productive.
And there is more good news! My honey, Brad, got a new job! He is the executive chef at a new restaurant that is opening in the middle of July. It's super exciting because he was hired as the head chef. Which is a big deal! Not just becoming the head chef, but getting hired as the head chef. I am SOOOO excited for him. He's been coming home happy, and since they are still the in the pre-opening stages, he isn't cooking all night. We have been getting to spend lots of time together - we even got to go out to eat earlier this week! It's been SO long since we've had so much time together. I am very happy about this.
We even get to go to his cousin's 4th of July picnic! The cousin with the great house and the beautiful pool. I guess if I knew we were going earlier, I would have been a little more careful about what I ate. But I didn't know, so oh well. I am just glad to be getting time with Brad.
So tonight we are grilling and drinking mojitos. Brad is out taking a walk, but when he comes back we will start the grill and have some steak.
My next mojito will have a little more sugar in it... off to work on that!